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The Irish Ceilidh Band

Introducing you to real Irish Ceilidh; guaranteed to get your feet stomping! This high energy 4-piece band features an array of traditional instruments from the fiddle, whistles and the Irish Bodhran! Complete with outstanding musicianship, warm wit and Irish charm, The Irish Ceilidh Band have entertained crowds across the UK!

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Set List / Repertoire

Songs Include:
I’ll tell me Ma
The wild rover
7 drunken nights
Galway Girl
Brown eyed girl
Little old wine drinker
Fields of Athenry
40 shades of Green
Grace
Whiskey in the jar
Black velvet band
Back home in Derry
The leaving of Liverpool
Danny boy
Star of the county down
Step it out Mary
The Galway Shawl
4 green fields
The Irish Rover
Molly Malone
The black velvet band
Carrickfergus
Raglan Road
Dublin in the rare old times
Dirty old town
Come by the hills
Cunla
Green Fields of France
Rare old Mountain dew
The Working Man

Set Dances include:
The Gay Gordons
Dashing white seargent
Seige of Ennis
Strip the willow
Pride of Erin Waltz
Eightsome Reel

Instrumental Dance Tune sets include:
The Kerry Polkas
Cooleys
Monaghan Jig
Waves of Tory
Irish Washerwoman
King of the fairies
The Finnish Polka
Off to California
Kid on the mountain slip jig
The butterfly slip jig
The soldiers’ joy
The flowers of Edinburgh
The rights of Man
Tripping up the stairs
New mown meadow
Matt Cunningham polka set
Lark in the morning
Blackthorn Stick
Knocknaboul
Clare Jig
Red haired boy
Matt Cunningham set paddle me own canoe
Bucks of Oranmore
Blarney Pilgrim
Cry of the Celts
Phil the fluters ball
It’s a long way to Tipperary
The Coffin set waltzes
Planxty Irwin set waltzes

10 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
  • Excellent 10
  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

Superb Atmosphere

5 stars - The Irish Ceilidh Band are Highly Recommended
booked The Irish Ceilidh Band for their Wedding in Somerset September 2022

“We had booked this band to play our wedding. I am Irish and living in the UK and married in the UK, I wanted to bring an Irish element to the wedding. They were absolutely brilliant and got the crowd going. We had them play their second set in the cellar club of the venue and it was such an amazing vibe. Everyone was raving about them after. Thank you folks for helping to make our day so special!”


Cracking band

5 stars - The Irish Ceilidh Band are Highly Recommended
booked The Irish Ceilidh Band for their event in Staffordshire September 2022

“Hi, everything went to plan, apart from a few electrical issues on our part. Patrick and co, were great, very entertaining. We would definitely book them again. ”


Irresistible music

5 stars - The Irish Ceilidh Band are Highly Recommended
booked The Irish Ceilidh Band for their Wedding in Warwickshire June 2022

“Patrick and the band arrived and set up quickly and were playing straight away with no fuss or bother. They instantly drew the crowd in with their excellent musical talents and feet were tapping in no time. Be prepared! As soon as they start, people begin dancing, even the least likely guests will be up and going! We had to quickly draw back tables to make a bigger dance floor. As requested, they sang a few popular Irish ballads as well as the dance favourites. Every single person said how brilliant the band were and I am truly grateful to them for making such a difference to our wedding party.”


The Irish Ceilidh Band played at our wedding and were a huge success.

5 stars - The Irish Ceilidh Band are Highly Recommended
booked The Irish Ceilidh Band for their Wedding

“The Irish Ceilidh Band played at the evening reception for our wedding on the 25th August 2018 and were a huge success. Even though few of our guests were knowledgeable about Irish Folk music we had numerous people telling us how fantastic they were. If you’re interested in booking them you can do the same as us and listen to samples and watch videos on Youtube etc but actually that doesn’t do much to show the atmosphere that they create. Patrick is a real character and has obviously been in the business for a long time and is very good at tweaking his playlist based on audience reaction. Whilst our guests were really enjoying the outstanding musicianship and music for the first half hour or so we did see a reluctance for people to fill the dance floor. That all changed though and Patrick probably regretted our guests losing their inhibitions as our Irish dancing was truly appalling – all our guests had a great time though so that’s all that counts!”


Everybody is talking about how amazing the music was!

5 stars - The Irish Ceilidh Band are Highly Recommended
booked The Irish Ceilidh Band for their Wedding

“Hi Patrick, I just wanted to say what an amazing night we all had thanks to the Irish Ceilidh Band. It was just perfect, and everybody is talking about how amazing the music was, I keep seeing videos of people up dancing who I would never have expected to be up there. Thank you so much. I will definitely be highly recommending you guys. Thanks, Trish & Russ xx”

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Prices

Price from £1,037 + travel from Vale of Glamorgan

Based on 4 members performing 2 x 45 minutes sets

  • Wales From £1,038
  • South West From £1,105
  • South East From £1,172
  • West Midlands From £1,307
  • North West From £1,405
  • East Midlands From £1,431
  • East of England From £1,441
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £1,460
  • North East From £1,544

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Performance Times

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3 x 60 minutes


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Lineup

Default lineup: 4 members

4 Piece Band: Acoustic Guitar, Accordion, Squeezebox, Whistles, Violin, Percussion. 

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Introducing you to real Irish Ceilidh; guaranteed to get your feet stomping! This high energy 4-piece band features an array of traditional instruments from the fiddle, whistles and the Irish Bodhran! Complete with outstanding musicianship, warm wit and Irish charm, The Irish Ceilidh Band have entertained crowds across the UK!

Ready to transform your event into an authentic Irish Ceilidh, The Irish Ceilidh Band are fronted by Belfast singer-songwriter Padraig whose wealth of experience and professionalism ensures your entertainment is in good hands.

Delivering a genuine Irish feel at every event, the band will wow your crowd with sounds of the fiddle, Irish Bodhran, squeezebox, whistles and more! The show lasts around 2 hours with a break and Irish background before we go on and during the break. Dances are fairly simple with the emphasis being on getting people together for a fun night. We normally do around 4 dances per show, though we can do more or less depending on client needs.

Recent clients have included:
Royalty
Robert Smith (the Cure)
Eastenders Cast
Orlando Bloom Movie "Romans"
Wales Millennium Centre
Welsh Rugby Union
Cardiff Coal Exchange
Cheltenham Race Festival
International Folk Festival Guernsey
P&O
Irish Ferries

Please note: For events taking place in Scotland please call for a quote.

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